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Healthy Low fat Cupcakes

If you’re on a diet or simply trying to be healthy, you probably think you shouldn’t be within a five mile radius of a cupcake, right? Wrong! Luckily for you (and everyone else that’s conscious of what they’re scoffing), there is an answer and you don’t have to say ‘no’ to cupcakes.

Between reading through the fantastic entries to our Betta Bake a Cupcake Competition and scouting the wonderful world of the internet, we’ve  been able to find the very best healthy cupcake recipes for you to try at home.

Be sugar-free

If you want something that is completely sugar-free, then why not check out this recipe for gluten-free coconut lime cupcakes with avocado filling? Instead of sugar, the recipe uses brown rice syrup, and any fats that are present are naturally occurring. We know what you’re thinking: all this and still gluten-free? Yep, it’s a miracle!

Get fruity

If you’re anything like us here at Betta Living, you’ll be trying your hardest to cram that all-important five-a-day into your daily routine, but fruit can be expensive and  doesn’t always keep for as long as you’d like. Why not use any leftover fruits in this banana, thyme and dark chocolate cupcake recipe?

Go green

Although this sushi-inspired recipe may look a whole lot healthier than it really is, it does contain a fair bit of green tea, which contains vitamins B, folate, potassium and magnesium, along with a range of other anti-oxidants that can be incredibly beneficial to your health. So if you’re treating yourself to a little cupcake, you may as well reap the benefits that come with a good herbal tea whilst you’re at it!

Veg out

Although you may have stopped thinking that carrots help you see in the dark, there are certainly a whole lot of other benefits that come with getting your fair share of our little orange friend. Why not try sneaking them into your diet by cooking up these autumn cupcakes? With ingredients like carrots, almonds and cinnamon, they make a great alternative to the sickly-sweet fairy cakes that we’ve all tried before.

Remember, baking cupcakes doesn’t have to be the preserve of adults; it’s a great activity for kids to get involved in too. And the best bit? There’s a healthy, tasty treat for you all at the end of all the fun! If you don’t eat them all, however, they make a fantastic gift or alternative dinner party offering, and  are a great guilt-free option to stick in the kids’ lunchboxes.

 Main Photo by Sarah R Copyright

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